A 65-year-old woman who was in charge of ensuring proper sanitary condition of a mosque in Ilorin, Kwara State was found dead inside a well at the mosque premises on Saturday.


The incident occurred at AnsarulDeen Mosque, Osere area, Sawmill in llorin West Local Government Area of the state.

Eye witnesses said that the woman, popularly known as “lya Majeobaje”, fell into the well on Friday while fetching water to clean the mosque.

They said that there was nobody within the vicinity of the mosque to rescue her when she fell inside at about 5p.m.

Some of the residents of the area who discovered the dead woman immediately alerted the state fire service in llorin.

The Director of the State Fire Service, Mr Tiamiyu Raji, confirmed the incident. He said personnel from the Fire Service removed the woman from the well dead on Saturday afternoon.

He said that the corpse of the woman was taken to the B Division of Police State Command, Surulere in llorin.

Effort to speak with the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Samuel Okasanmi on the incident proved futile.

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